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>> welcome to al jazeera. here are our headlines this hour. >> what we know is this regime has huge stocks of chemical weapons. we know that they have used them on at least ten occasions prior to this last wide scale use. >> the international community weighs in on syria's. the fort hood shooter does not speak out on his behalf, and ministers question the use of vaccinations.
>> with a drum beat heard around the world, president obama has not made a decision on the next steps and is still reviewing options to deter future use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. >> there must an response. secretary kerry made that clear. i echoed that yesterday and i echo it again today. there must be a response. we cannot allow this kind of violation of international norm with all the grave consequences that it represents to go unanswer. >> around the world a growing chorus of condemnation is building. here's some of what we heard just today. >> this is not about getting involved in a middle eastern war or changing our stance in syria or going further in that conflict. it has nothing to do with that.
it is about use of chemicals weapons and the world should not stand idly by. >> we hold the syrian regime fully responsible for the horrible crime, and we demand all those associated with the crime to be presented to the international criminal court. >> any intervention by the united states and its allies is likely to include military strike. let's look at what they have in the region. navy officials have told al jazeera there are four destroyers in the sixth fleet in the eastern mediterranean sea. there are two strike groups in the arabian gulf each led by an aircraft carrier, supported by supporters and submarine and supply ships.
the u.s. left f-16 jets in air exercises and we're joined by mike viqueira. mike, white house press secretary jay carney said this is not about regime change. and if it's not about regime change, what is it about? >> that is the question that we tried to get at in the white house briefing, tony. the white house applied a progression of logic. they say they have ascertained with high degree of confidence that they have deployed chemical weapons. they maintain that the regime has a stock pile. weapons, this much they know. the assad regime is the only party in the civil water that ws
the delivery system for this, and they are responsible for the attack and all the death and suffering. having said that what will the response be? as we look at our own system of logic, the warships and all the things that you just outlined, the insistence that there must be a response, you have to come to a conclusion that the response is likely to be a military one. having said that they said there is no decisions yesterday and the president continues to consul leaders around the world as secretary of state. they say the process continues. there is one thing, however, that jay carney made clear about what the goal isn't in whatever perspective operation or response the u.s. puts forwards. let's listen. >> this deliberation and the actions that we are contemplating are not about regime change. we believe, as i said earlier in answer to mark's question that resolution of this conflict has to come through political
negotiations. >> what is this all about, tony? it's about setting an example, punishing the assad regime, and it's about not allowing the international norms of these to go unpunished. it's not regime change. it's not about tilting the balance of power in the civil war. a lot of questions will flow from that. >> do you have anything on the diplomatic activity of folks on the phone. >> the president has held a series of calls with david cameron, he was. he has talked with the french president this morning. it was the australian president, and the prime minister of canada and john kerry on the phone and chuck hagel continued on his trip through south asia. it has gone through the
methodical process. if you covered anything like this before you know this is the progression that they go through. >> step by step. >> it's good it talk to you. >> what are your thoughts. you watched the last 4 hours unfold. you certainly heard a speech from secretary kerry. what are your thoughts? >> well, i think just continuing with that line that we were hearing i think the administration is building the context now. it cannot get security council approve because the russian and the chinese are not going to give it. there is an effort of consultations with allies, potential supporters in the arab world, europe, australia,
canada, build a network of support. that's the best thing that can be done. as president obama boosts to answer the challenge not to his position of having said it's a red line, but to the long-standing doctrine of use against chemical weapons. >> i love talking to you. you are a wonderfully meticulous in the way you approach these things, and i want to ask you if at this point it feels to you we're at a place where it's a meter omatter of win against--if when, not if. >> i think it's "when." i think diplomacy has steered it's course. for those who say to wait, it's a situation that needs further
education with the syrians. they're not ready for it. they have pursued a hard line from the beginning of this two and a half years ago, and in one sense they never met a weapons system they didn't like. >> let me pick up the wait question. wait for the u.n. inspectors to finish their work. they're not working now. >> that's in the next few days. >> wait for them to finish their work. wait for that result to come back. wait for that report to go to the u.n. security council. one more opportunity to get some type of resolution from the u.n. security council before taking action. do you do this before the g-20? after the g-20? >> i don't know that they're going back to the security council. i mean, that would be kind of a feudafeudal gesture.
when we took the question of chemicals weapons, they had reasons to believe we would never react. >> i talked to you about this. we can't predict what will happen once a strike happens in the country. we can't predict the ripple affect, correct? >> you can predict the rhetoric that will come at you from damascus. this is just another example of the the imperial trying to hurt us. >> are you concerned with that? >> not really, because i think you have to keep the spotlight on the use of chemicals weapons. we'll live with those consequences rhetorical consequences. >> thank you for your time.
we would like you to stay with us here for continuing coverage of the developments in syria right here on new this hour the rim fire blazing in california is now the seventh largest fire in the state's history. the fire now covers 280 square miles, that's a little larger than the city of chicago. weather and water are now the main controls. flames are crept to the edge of the reservoir that supplies most of san francisco's water. even though ash has fallen in the water, crews are confident that the water is still safe. katherine, the fire has grown by 20,000 acres since yesterday. is it just forest or are we talking structures as well?
>> well, as a matter of fact there have been now 31 homes, 80 outbuildings lost to this fire. but there have been thousands more saved. much of that expansion is in the fire's path to the northeast where it is just wilderness, where they expect it to burn itself out when it gets increasingly rocky and fuel supplies diminish. they have expanded evacuation advisory, and dozer and ground crews continue to fight this blaze. utility crews are on the ground to maintain power lines that sag in the heat of the fire. they said they had some line damage. they can't access it to repair it but they're working ahead of it to keep the power running. >> are we getting assurances
that despite the packet that ashes have fallen in the reservoir, the san francisco water supply is safe? >> we are, and the firefighters are very confident that they've protected the structures of the combined hydroelect troug troughfacilities. >> what about yosemite. >> that fire there has doubled in the last 24 hours, they've taken special precautions for two sequoia groves. they've got sprinklers and fire lines containing them. the fire is moving away from them, they're doing everything they can do to preserve the park, and it is still open to tourists. >> in southern california residents are dealing with flash floods, heavy rains and the storms have caused mudslides and
forest officials to close several roads. 77-year-old woman was killed monday when her vehicle was caught in a flash flood. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist kevin corriveau. flash flooding is something that wwe can talk about. let's look at what we can see across the region. notice the storms pushing across arizona. we've had these the last 48 hours. a lot of moisture is being pumped in from the pacific, and it was enhanced by a tropical system as well. we have a lot of saturated ground, we've seen areas of arizona, nevada, and southern california, the flash flood advisories are still in affect and we'll watch this area
carefully. over the next 24 hours the rain continues to be quite heavy across the region. we had thunderstorms pushing through. things are much clearer now. we do have showers going across parts of virginia and the great lakes. the ones across the great lakes we will watch for potential of weather. 94 is the hot temperatures of washington, d.c. and we'll be back later to tell you more about the heat. >> an unusual late summer heatwave has taken over much of the midwest putting schools and sporting events on hold. we have the story now of one student-athlete who died from heat exhaustion, and what you need to know to stay safe. >> reporter: it's at the edge of locus grove football field when glen jones has the best view.
his son was forest jones, number 71 on the football team. a determined kid with endless drive. >> he is a great person. he was special. >> reporter: two summers ago after practice on a humid overcast summer day similar to this, the 235-pound high school some mother fell--sophomore fell down on his way to the locker room. >> the weather was hot, and he needed to pour water over his head. he took a drink and poured it over his head. he collapse there had. >> reporter: forest spent eight days in the hospital. his kidneys and other organs slowly failing. >> he said, dad, i'm falling. i knew from then on he wasn't going to make it. >> reporter: after his death the
georgia high school association enacted new rules, including restrictions on how long athletes can practice at high temperatures. only 11 states have instituted official guidelines to prevent heat stroke, the third leading cause of sudden death among athletes. this has been the worst five years of heat related deaths since 1975. >> the body starts to cook internally. unless you implement cooling methods what will happen is your internal organs will start to fail. >> reporter: dr. stern says athletes should get plenty of water and rest breaks. the vival rate is good if the athlete can be emerged in cold water and ice immediately after an collapse. that is more important than getting in an ambulance. back at locust grove high school a pair of angel wings sits next
to the field where forest hoped to play. in a way he's still with them on the field, in the huddle, and in the hearts of the people who loved him. >> that was lori jean, you can see her full report on heat exhaustion, and how quickly it can turn deadly: the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors.
mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen
not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite the system going over and beyond and trying to protect hassan's rights. judge osborn asking him multiple times whether he was certain he would pass this chance to plead for his life. she asked if he was knowingly waiving this right, and whether he was doing it not under any sort of threat.
in fact, hassan still has tonight if he wants to reconsider he has that second chance tomorrow morning at judge osborn's insistence if he so chooses to give a statement, tony. >> i wonder were there more victim impact statements today in court? >> reporter: there certainly were. you know, they're the ones who really want to have the last words. they want the attention because their story is of thee mention e destruction that hassan has left in their lives. sons growing up without their fathers. wives never seeing their husbands home. despite all of that hassan just emotionless. >> a 12-year-old florida boy has died after battling a brain-eating amoeba. but his family is donating his organs so other children might
live. zachary contracted a rare parasite while knee boarding. his body with us kept alive to benefit organ recipient. there have been 30 cases of this type of infection since 2013. george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees. the 29-year-old as you know was acquitted last month of all charge including second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen trayvon martin. because he was acquitted the state of florida is required to pay all of his legal costs. we go to the same place where martin luther king gave his "i have a dream" speech 50
years ago. we have another flash point in the civil rights movement. the birmingham bombing. >> let's than three weeks that martin luther king announced his dream of racial justice, a bombing exploded birmingham. the 16th street baptist church, the center for king's organization, as she finished sunday school, three girls were killed. among them addie mae collins, whose sister sara was among those injured. >> i called my sister's name, three times. but she didn't answer. >> brother of cynthia wesley, rushed to the church but left before they could tell him her body had been identified in the republic. >> they found her without no in head. that was your sister. [ sobbing ]
i didn't stay. i left for her. >> reporter: violence was nothing new to birmingham which saw so many attacks on blacks that it was known as bombingham. king's conference recruited hundreds of people young and hold to march through the streets. accused of risking the safety of school children in the direct action campaign king drew criticism from some of his allies. yet one year later congress passed the civil rights act. it wasn't until 2000 that three members of a klu klux klan group was convicted of the bombing. all of them died in prison. this year the girls were awarded the congressional gold medal. a symbol that some feel wasn't
enough for the family's suffering. >> they never did give me sister restitution.
>> he received a five figure sum for receiving footballs in the offseason. they kick off against rice. major league baseball is not the only league handing down steroid suspensions. the bombers were find $1.8 million and the coach suspended for a year after an investigation discovered several players used performance-enhancing drugs. and the performance almanac is predicting the first super bowl to be held in the new york area will be a cold and snowy one.
with a storm to hit at the same time the super bowl is scheduled, the almanac goes back to 1818 we'll see how that weather holds up when the super bowl comes to new york. >> ahead on al jazeera, escaping the violence in syria. how iraq is coping with the flow of thousands of refugees arriving every day. and the outbreak of measles, details on that in a moment.
>> welcome back. i'm tony harris from new york. you're watching al jazeera. the fort hood shooter did not speak at his trial. there was some speculation that he would take the stand, but did he not make a statement on his behalf. the white house has no decision made on the military action in syria. in the meantime western allies are backing some type of response to the syrian government's use of chemical weapons. one result of syria's i don't know going conflict, the number of syrian kurds fleeing the country. 40,000 arrived at a camp in
northern iraq adding to the 160,000 already in the region, and reports are that they're angry at their living conditions. >> reporter: imagine this is your home for 18 months and imagine sharing it with 16,000 others. there's no wonder that the syrians living here tha are losg hope that they'll ever return home. there have been a few riots in this camp over the past few months. and the anger is easy to find. as soon as we start filming we're surrounded by people who want to tell us how they feel. >> we as syrian people are not used to live like this. we would rather go back to syria and end our suffering here in this place, but we can't because of our children. they might be killed and raped in syria. this camp i'm in is all the
fault of the militias and groups. they're to blame. >> reporter: important offices and workplaces have been secured giving some parts of the camp a prison-like atmosphere. aid agencies have noticed and try to manage as best they can. >> to deal with the long-term psychological issues we try to create a fair sense of community and they manage their own lives. >> reporter: as part of that long-term process many of the refugees have taken manual labor jobs to support themselves and their families. it allows them to buy groceries and others goods. creating an informal but crucial economy in the camp. this place has a feel of a permanent town, but the more permanent it becomes, the more issues there are. >> reporter: this camp has a
different atmosphere from the ones just set up for the syrian refugees. there they have a sense of relief they've escaped war. here that sense of relief has is gone now here this is a sense of anger and it's only going to get worse. >> reporter: time stands still for the refugees who tried to the best they can. >> the saber rattling over syria rattles over the wall street. the dow falling 170 points, and not surprisingly oil prices are surging. the price of crude oil more than $3 a barrel. that is an 18-month high. here to does tension in the mideast could drive oil prices
up even hire the editor of the energy newsletter, he an joins us from philadelphia. good to talk to you. look, syria is not a major supplier of oil. why would the markets be reacting this way? >> that is correct. syria has seen it's oil production since 2011 and it's proven oil reserves are two-thirds the size of the oils in north dakota. it's neither a large producer, nor is it a large conduit of oil flow ala egypt and to the canal. markets are driven by two things. usually it's supply and demand, the fundamentals. but in situations like this, it's now fear and greed. what we have now are rather strong words coming out of u.s. secretary of state, which got the market excited last night when asian trading opened up. now the fear is not necessarily the flow of oil because as you
said syria is not a major producer, but it's the fear of a spreading regional conflict. we have headlines coming out of the iranian news agency that they're going to threaten to attack israel should the west attack syria. again, syria, not a lot of oil right there, but this could spill into, and we have a lot of air being inflated into this bubble. the bubble being driven by headlines. we're now in the range of 102 to 109 pearl. if we do get a headline, and we get a quick resolution. if we get a quick surgerycal strike, it will be quick. if it doesn't spill over, markets will fall faster than they rise.
you'll see significant fall. in price once this dissipates. >> i get nervous when i hear those words, quick, surgical strikes. >> that's the fear. look, republicans like to send in troops. democrats like to send in missiles. so what we have here with cruise missiles, yes, similar to what we saw during the clinton administration with the attacks on iraq. we don't have an invasion. an invasion right now takes a lot of logistics and planning, and therefore you have the template for sustained higher prices. but-- >> wait, let's get away from the potential politics of this for a moment. did you mention a word that piqued my interest, greed. do we have a little speculation going on here? >> absolutely. we have a tremendous amount of speculation. if we look at the amount of money that is flown into the oil
complex since the beginning of the summer, it's representative of the amount of money in this market at 1.9 million contracts. that's enough oil to offset u.s. refinery demand for the next four years. now when you look at the wall street, the speculators, hedge funds, the ctas they now own enough oil that could we place all of the physical oil eight times over. sure there is speculation in all this. >> thank you. measles outbreak in a texas megachurch has spread to 21 people. health officials in the state are trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. all the cases are linked to the eagle mountain international church in ne new nework, texas.
we spoke with the director for the centers of decease control and prevention about the outbreak. robert joins us live from inside the cdc, heads quarters in atlanta, and what was said to you, robert? >> reporter: tony, good to be here. i can say this coming from inside the cdc here there is concern, so much that the director, dr. thomas freedan was made available to us. here's exactly what he told us. >> even though we have
>> the problem is with the situation in texas according to health officials most people were not immunized. the video is that you have folks four months to 44 years who now have the measles disease, and the cdc is concerned as well as people on the ground there.
>> robert, thank you. some people call it gray hound therapy or patient dumping. it's when hospitals bus patients typically suffering mental illness. tracy grant has more. >> reporter: a pact of peanut butter crackers, water and three days worth of psychiatric medication is all that he got before he arrived a in sacrameno in february. brown told us he was instructed to simply get off the bus at the end of the 15 hour journey from las vegas and dial 911 for help. >> i didn't know where i was going. i never been to california or sacramento. i didn't know what was waiting
for me when i got there. >> reporter: brown didn't realize at the time that he had been dumped. that's the term when hospitals discharge patients and give them one-way tickets out of state regardless whether they have family or friends there, leaving it up to other communities to pay for their medical care. >> it was a violation of my civil rights, and they put my life in grave danger. i could have died. >> reporter: they have identified nearly 500 patients bussed from it there to place miss california. so far they have confirmed 20 of those patients were treated in san francisco at a cost of $500,000. herrera will file a class action suit against the state of nevada to get that money back. while san francisco will care for anyone in need the city shouldn't have to take the patients nevada doesn't want to deal with. >> there are real financial
consequences and real consequences for san francisco's homeless who may not get that shelter bed or who may have to wait longer for supportive housing units or longer at the hospital because someone from the state of nevada is now taking his or her place. >> reporter: herrera said that nevada could have avoided the lawsuit if they greed to pay up and take care of patients better. he. >> they wanted it to be someone else's problem, and they got caught. >> reporter: a spokeswoman for the nevada attorney general's office said they received herrera's letter but cannot comment on pending litigation. sacramento city attorney also announced that his city is joining the fight against nevada. other california cities have contacted him this week, too. >> joining me now why these abuses are happening deputy
director of the mental health association of san francisco, michael, where is this happening? >> thanks so much, tony, formation me on today. it's great to be here. it's obviously a very concerning issueissue that we're very awarf in the mental health association. there is a variety of reasons why this is happening. the big reason is the stigma associated with mental health illness. a great example of this would be if you thought of someone having a physical health condition or issue they wouldn't be picked up and sent off to another state with no care in place on the other end. a lot of it has to do with the stigma associated with the illness. >> is there a mountain component to this as well? >> you know, that's probably part of it. i think that obviously there's a lot more resources in california as compared to other states. we have innovative services here, but it really comes down to a human dignity issue.
>> would a better health laws maybe prevent things like this from happening? >> there are different approaches to this. at the mental health association in san francisco we're very opposed to laws like kendra's law. what we promote instead are voluntary supports and treatment that people access that don't impinge on civil liberties and civil rights. this is the only law in the country that provides services and support to people of california. >> thank you for your mime. michael gause is the director of the mental health association in san francisco. >> a pleasure. >> yes. thank you. the reigning heisman trophy
winner talked to investigators. what he allegedly told them next in sports.
♪ >> welcome back. i'm tony harris of new york, and this is al jazeera. 45% of australians were born
overseas or has at least one parent who was. tackling different amounts of racism is one of the most complex challenges. the school, at least one school was taking a unique approach to bring about cultural harmony. >> reporter: the principal and his students start every school day with a gentlemen's agreement. >> hello. >> they shake hands and promise to treat he each other with kindness and respect. >> reporter: it's personalized gestures like this that helped turn around a school that once struggled with its diversity. >> rather than saying this particular thing that happened or this particular thing that happened because of cultural elements let's strip it back to this is what good people do. >> reporter: this up front way of dealing with the problem is
working. [ bell ringing ] >> reporter: at boys high school students are taught to embrace their differences a as an unique opportunity to learn about the world beyond their own homes. >> we get to learn their religion, their backgrounds, what they eat, and try new things with them. >> reporter: 98% of students here come from non-english speaking backgrounds from syria to samoa. but the relationship building and engagement has turned this school into a beacon of hope for a community that has had it's fair share of problems with cultural harmony. and drawing attention to common ground is key. racism no way is the anti-racism that helps teach teachers and students to tackle racism through learning. >> each time you raise
awareness, each time you assist in mediating a complaint of racism you have eradicated one small part of it. >> reporter: but nothing beats honest conversation. >> it's hurtful to people. it's unnecessary. >> reporter: the one film project is shining a spotlight ion the issue in an area of sydney where racist motivated attacks are higher than national average. >> one in seven or eight people are targets of racism every year. we could certainly do better. >> reporter: at the grassroots attitudes are slowly changing and results show that sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. al jazeera, sydney.
>> michael eaves is here with a day in sports. i want to see johnny football back on the football field, doing gone it. >> reporter: and a lot of people do, and he should be playing this weekend. however when they do start, the quest for a second straight heisman trophy championship at moment, people will be excited to see him. however this past sunday he wasn't excited when he faced six hours of questioning from the ncaa.
>> well, the nfl josh baseball are not the only leagues handed down steroid suspension this is even. an australian football team has been kicked out because of doping scandal. they were find $1.8 million
>> reporter: for a brief moment they can forget about prison life. but despite the atmosphere the competing prisoners say they never forget why they're here. this is the tenth year the event has been held, an it will be the last as an inmate. he'll be released next month, and wants to resume his boxing career which saw him win two professional world titles in two different weight classes. that was before he was jailed for dealing drugs. now he sees himself as a role model for other inmates.
>> i had opportunities to box outside prison and have my sentence reduced. boxing has kept me busy and do something good for my future. >> reporter: they have a chance to train and compete beyond the prison walls, and they hope they'll be armed with a newly found respect for life al jazeera, bangkok. >> you know, tony, we've seen this before where sports have been introduced to the prison system as a way to rehabbing some of the inmates. it's not just here in the united states, but all over the world. >> yes, horses used to roam the hills of canada are now in danger of capture and slaughter. a new law in alberta allows horses to be rounded up for meat and dog food. we have the story of one man who is fighting to save these animals. >> we just take our time because we don't know where we're going to run across them. >> reporter: these days retired policeman bob henderson patrols
the back roads, looking for wild horses. a heard of nearly a thousand has lived up here for decades. they're not always easy to find, but they're out there the woods or clearings left behind by the logging companies. >> oh, a limp. he's probably been in a fight. >> reporter: henderson has always loved horses. that's why he's fighting alberta's policies that allow these animals to be rounded up and captured. some of them, not all, are slaughtered for dog food. >> the lack of insects and heat make them less nervous. but the main problem these animals are facing are demands by local ranchers and others that use this land to cull the herds. that's what bob henderson has been fighting. >> come on, rizzo, they're spoiled. how can you tell? >> reporter: practicing what he breaches, henderson keeps a horse that once ran in the
hills. a little on the smile side by wiley can be ridden, fed by hand, and he loves to play. >> i think people fail to see the beauty of what these truly are. >> reporter: the black bull is a purebred highland. >> reporter: this rancher loves horses, too, but he has grazing rights for his prized cattle. >> there are people on the other side of the fence who think that i'm mean spirited, we hate them and that's not the case. the fact of the matter is i want to see them managed. i think it's wise to do that. >> reporter: foaling season in the foothills the government has no plans for a round up any time soon. so this family and the rest of
the herd are free to roam for now as humans try to make up their mind whether they're a national treasure or a nuisance. >> monsoon rains and overflowing rivers have flooded parts of india tuesday. people were forced to move to safer areas in the northern india. rising water levels destroyed homes. what are we look at across the country. >> meteorologist: we're looking at temperatures across the northern planes with the heat index of 110. we'll have details of that right after this.
>> meteorologist: hello again, well, i want to show you incredible video coming out of phoenix, arizona. this is called a habub, a dust storm. it happens when the thunderstorms in the area collapse and it goes authority, south, east and west. it's nice to look at but it's not to be in.
come back to the weather wall i'll show you the thunderstorms quickly. they are apushing through arizona, parts of utah and it's stopped raining but it was raining in part of nevada as well. we'll keep you informed in that area. flash flood something a problem there. if you look across the northern plains clouds push up to the north and come back to the southeast. look at the temperatures. right now we're talking about minneapolis at 93. rapid city at 99. it feels like 113 degrees in minneapolis. very dangerous conditions. stay out of the heat. keep your children inside drink plenty of water. if you have to take your pets out make sure they're on the grass because of temperatures on the ground are very warm. that's a look at your national weather. your headlines are up next.
welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york and these are your headlines. the president still has not made a decision on military reaction in syria. the aim they say would be to deter further use of chemical weapons. the un has postponed its investigation due to safety concerns. army major nidal hasan opt not to speak today. the jury still must decide if he will get the death penalty or life in prison. he